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Open House this Saturday and Sunday from 1-3! Come check out my new listing in Woodbridge!
4127 CHURCHMAN WAY, WOODBRIDGE, VA 22192 | MLS# VAPW2003488 - RE/MAX Take a closer look at this $315,000, 3 bed, 3 bath, 1,686 SqFt, Condo/Townhome listing, located at 4127 CHURCHMAN WAY in WOODBRIDGE, VA 22192.
Who says everything has to "Go together"?" Color pallets and things that "match" have a place but I've always loved contrast in home finishes and decorations. Fortunately things like mixed colored cabinets and not just counters with different colors but different materials are firmly in vogue now. It provides for a lot of creativity and personalization. Here's how to incorporate variety while still tying it all together. Lots of stuff you wouldn't naturally think about. Enjoy!
Opposites Attract Her go big or go home design philosophy fits her dramatic palettes where placement and contrast are key. “When there’s too much similarity, everything washes away,” says Jones. “I like to use colors throughout and string them through different spaces to thread a relationship. You may not eve...
Clean your HVAC system?...Yes. Clean your duct system?.....Probably not.
Is HVAC Air Duct Cleaning Really Necessary? - Christopher Dominick Real Estate Broker Is HVAC Air Duct Cleaning Really Necessary? Clean your HVAC system?…Yes. Clean your duct system?…..Probably not. A week doesn’t go by without receiving a coupon about duct cleaning but when you analyze the facts and studies there are really limited instances where you need to have your whole h...
Where to watch fireworks in Northern Virginia this Fourth of July - Christopher Dominick Real Estate Broker Let’s Celebrate!! This Sunday we have a wonderful convergence of the opportunity to celebrate the founding of our country and the recapturing of some normalcy to our lives! Nothing says the 4th of July like fireworks so here’s a great article on all the local places you can go to hang out with [...
The market has changed!
Platinum Club - Christopher Dominick Real Estate Broker The market has changed! Is it still a full on sellers market? Yes it sure is. What you think you are overpaying for today will still look good in 6 months. But there are some not so subtle changes as a perfect storm of increased inventory, buyer fatigue, COVID easing and the return […]
Buyer fatigue seems to be setting in... but fear not.... it's still a great time to buy and sell!
June Newsletter - Christopher Dominick Real Estate Broker Market Update Here is the update on the crazy Northern Virginia real estate market…round and round and round it goes, where it stops….perhaps I know! The data and our observations are speaking and the interesting thing is the market has shifted, and it happened quickly. Was it mortgage interest ...
How to enjoy your Memorial Day weekend in STYLE!!
15 Outdoor Entertaining Tips for Stress-Free Summer Hosting - Christopher Dominick Real Estate Broker How to party on Memorial Day in STYLE!! This sure seemed like a topical article! Memorial Day arrived at a perfect time, not just because of what it celebrates but with COVID restrictions easing and more people feeling comfortable getting out it’s time for some Grillin and Chillin!! Here’s some ...
May Newsletter - Christopher Dominick Real Estate Broker Market Update The real estate market reminds me of the great Bill Murray movie Groundhog Day. It seems like every month I am conveying the same story. Housing inventory levels are still low, we continue to have multiple offer situations, interest rates continue to stay modest, and prices are rising....
Come check out my new listing in Arlington! Open House this Saturday 1 - 4 pm!
104 N Bedford St, Arlington, VA 22201 | MLS #VAAR180232 | Zillow For sale: $545,000. Live the easy life at this lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse in the sought after neighborhood of Bedford Park. End unit lets in loads of natural light and adds increased privacy with only one neighbor. Step inside to a bright and open floorplan. Brand new Luxury Vinyl Plank floo...
Home offices are great. How about a home grocery store?
I often post about things inside the walls but outdoor gardens, both for food and ornamental purposes, can take on increased importance in these restricted times. Enjoy this excellent article about the wide ranging benefits of utilizing your yard, whatever it's size, for some enjoyable gardening!
Sowing Solace Need, scarcity, frugality—all valid reasons to start or expand a garden. But tending the soil offers more than food and flowers. There are deeper reasons why people turn to gardening during tough times. Here’s why.
How to save some green while going green!
The Best Eco-Friendly Home Upgrades - Christopher Dominick Real Estate Broker How to save some green while going green! Here’s an Earth Day post and article about some capital improvements to your home that are environmentally friendly. Many also have the capacity to save you money over the long haul. add value to your home and decrease maintenance costs and effort. If you ...
April Newsletter - Christopher Dominick Real Estate Broker Market Update The Northern Virginia real estate market continues to amaze me. Inventory levels remain extremely low, demand remains extraordinarily high, and this is still occurring even though rates have increased slightly over the last few weeks. I do not believe this will change or slow down any....
It doesn't all have to be about real estate does it? I've scheduled a sleep study myself. So much or our capacities and health are tied to legit restful sleep. You might be surprised with how much you are leaving on the table when you start getting proper sleep. I hope this article helps you with that.
Naptime Scientists have long searched for the biological need behind sleep. The human body maintains and craves a natural sleep cycle—but why? Emergent research over the past decade has slowly revealed a tangible link between sleep and the brain’s ability to function properly.
I’m not a tax accountant nor do I play one on TV... but definitely check out this post to be sure you're not missing any of these home tax deductions!
Your Home Tax Deduction Checklist: Did You Get Them All? - Christopher Dominick Real Estate Broker Your Home Tax Deduction Checklist: Did You Get Them All? I’m not a tax accountant nor do I play one on TV I didn’t even spend a night at a Holiday Inn Express (funny commercials). But I am smart enough to have my taxes done professionally and to know that the home office […]
Check out my new listing in Lorton, VA! Open house tonight from 3-7 pm and Saturday from 1-4 pm!
8789 BROOK ESTATES CT, LORTON, VA 22079 | MLS# VAFX1188974 - RE/MAX Take a closer look at this $940,000, 5 bed, 4 bath, 4,556 SqFt, Single Family listing, located at 8789 BROOK ESTATES CT in LORTON, VA 22079.
Inventory bump on the horizon and a deeper dive into distressed sales.
The REAL Market Update - Christopher Dominick Real Estate Broker Spring has Sprung! I can’t believe I’ve already had to mow my lawn twice. Just as my grass has been growing so has buyer activity in the market. Contracts last week are up 23% from last year which was really about the last week of the normal market before the COVID induced market […]
Don’t go too crazy to get that house!
We Bought a House Sight Unseen—and It Turned Out To Be a Total Nightmare - Christopher Dominick Real Estate Broker We Bought a House Sight Unseen—and It Turned Out To Be a Total Nightmare Don’t go too crazy to get that house! One of the new ways some buyers are trying to beat the market and get into properties is to submit contracts on homes “sight unseen”. I’ve done that in the past […]
Here's the REAL deal on this wild real estate market!
Market Update - Christopher Dominick Real Estate Broker Despite the incredible inventory shortages there are still some people overpricing homes and having to take price reductions, and usually having to sell for less than they would have if they had priced properly to begin with. Why? Market perception and the competitive mindset. Buyers used to bidding...
March Newsletter - Christopher Dominick Real Estate Broker March Newsletter It’s hard to believe that one year has passed since our world changed with the pandemic. There have been so many changes in our daily routines, the way we interact with each other, how we conduct business, and so much more. The hardest part for many of us was that we […]
There is a fascinating building being proposed for the redevelopment space in Arlington known as "PenPlace" right in Crystal City. It's a striking evolution of how we do office and mixed use urban construction and design. What do you think of it? It's cool but certainly incongruous. (it reminds me a bit of the contrast in London with the Gherkin building).
Amazon PenPlace plans in Arlington include nature-infused double helix tower Amazon plans in Arlington, Virginia, include a 350-foot-tall corkscrew tower with a nature trail on the outside that follows the building’s curves.
New Home Prices Going Through the Roof!
Market Update - Christopher Dominick Real Estate Broker New Home Prices Going Through The Roof! This week let’s talk a little bit about the new home sector. Home price appreciation in the new construction sector has risen quite a bit more than the resale market for a number of reasons. One is that buyers tired of losing out on resale homes are OK […]
The Non Existent Housing Bubble - 5 reasons why Northern Virginia won't see a housing bubble this year
The Non Existent Housing Bubble - Christopher Dominick Real Estate Broker The Non Existent Housing Bubble As the market gets more and more crazy I’m hearing more questions and concerns about a market bubble. I’ve addressed facets related to this in previous posts but let me take those concerns on in a comprehensive fashion right now. In the Northern Virginia region a ...
February Newsletter - Christopher Dominick Real Estate Broker Market Update Again, I have said it before, and I will repeat it, inventory levels on homes for sale in Northern Virginia are critically low! We currently have just 1,701 homes for sale in all of the counties we serve in Northern Virginia. The amazing fact is the number of condos that are currently....
Time to move out of the basement!
Time to Move Out of the Basement! - Christopher Dominick Real Estate Broker Time to move out of the basement! Kicking off this week’s post with a fascinating study I recently read. It seems that 52% of young adults are still living with their parents, which is a 110 year high! Surely the pandemic is impacting this section of the housing sector as it is all […]
The name of the game is: More Bidding Wars!!
The REAL Market Update - Christopher Dominick Real Estate Broker The name of the game is: More Bidding Wars! Well we have a month’s worth of new data and the message is: A strong sellers market driven by limited inventory that I’ve been reporting on for a long while has reached DEFCON 1. On Friday we ran the numbers and we were down […]
The REAL Market Update
The REAL Market Update - Christopher Dominick Real Estate Broker 13.5 years is the average stay for people in their homes!! There is clue #1 into the seemingly perpetual question of why we don’t have any inventory. It makes one wonder why the stay is so long. When I started in the business 31 years ago, in the Washington Metro area it was […]
It’s a New Year, but with familiar opportunities and challenges.
Platinum Club - Christopher Dominick Real Estate Broker It’s a New Year, but with familiar opportunities and challenges. Some of the whole year numbers for 2020 are starting to roll in but I’m going to initially focus on what we are seeing as a group in our Platinum Club team. The inventory shortages that I have posted about ad nauseum are […]
Re-imagining our homes!
Open Seating - A Remodel Brings Function to the Table - Christopher Dominick Real Estate Broker Open Seating – A Remodel Brings Function to the Table Re-imagining our homes! The pandemic and all of it’s enforced change have had a profound impact on how we live in and use our homes. Many of you have spoken with me about getting the most out of your current spaces and here’s […]
To File or Not to File...
dominicksellshomes.com How Does Home Insurance Work? How To File an Insurance Claim, and More To file or not to file Homeowners insurance is one of those fields where there is still wide variation on costs and service and attendant confusion. It starts with how much insurance and what type of coverage and extends to […]
dominicksellshomes.com Market Update Happy New Year! Welcome to 2021! We’re looking forward to an exciting year with lots of new challenges, adversity, change, but most importantly opportunity! The good thing to note is that out of these situations come positive outcomes for many if you keep the right mental attitude, s...
Looking forward expectantly like you to 2021. Here's to a great new year!! A special thanks to all my clients and friends for making 2020 an excellent real estate year and so pleased we were able to get so many of you great new homes or top dollar for your old ones!
It's a good life.
Getting the right homeowners insurance policy is super important
dominicksellshomes.com What’s the Best Home Insurance Company for You? Getting the right homeowners insurance policy is super important It’s not just a matter of getting the best rate and customer service but it’s critical to make sure you are not over, or more importantly, under insured. A top quality agent at a go...
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of my wonderful friends/clients! Wishing you, your families and your businesses all the blessings imaginable and praying that in the midst of this most different year you find equally unique ways to revel in this season of celebration.
It's a good life.
We've got a major shift in the Market!!
dominicksellshomes.com We’ve got a major shift in the market!! I’ve got some startling numbers to demonstrate that. For those of you who follow my blog you’ve heard me talk at length about how the COVID induced work from home reality was going to reshape housing demand. Here are some stunning inventory figures to dr...
I’m not an investment counselor nor do I play one on TV
dominicksellshomes.com Reasons to Invest in Real Estate vs. Stocks I’m not an investment counselor nor do I play one on TV But I have been in the real estate game for over 30 years and I can boldy say that real estate should be a significant part of any investment portfolio. It might be […]
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